McCain claims that he looks at Putin and sees nothing in his eyes other than the letters "KGB," forgetting that this organization had shut its doors down over 17 years ago.
However, the gamut of state measures takenfrom monetary to fiscal policyonly exposed the inadequacy of whatever solution has been offered so far.
Within the Beltway, the top concerns about Asia normally relate to relations between China and Taiwan, the security of the Korean Peninsula and sometimes the crisis in Burma. It is extremely difficult to get attention for matters beyond these few topics.
What Europes central bankers are currently contemplating is reminiscent of George W. Bush and Iraq: preemptively combating a danger which is difficult to verify. This can be a dangerous adventure.
In 2003, Bush had the Iraqi government overthrown and its ragtag army routed with hundreds of thousands of troops and [Read more]
The West is watching for signs of progress from "Europe's last dictator".